Federal Government approved deployment of 5G network in Nigeria

The federal government of Nigeria through Federal Executive Council has approved the National Policy on Fifth Generation (5G) Networks in Nigeria.

The new technology network which is aim to improve country’s digital economy, came with new policy which has been approved at the Council meeting on Wednesday, following the presentation by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami).

In a statement signed by the Technical Assistant on Information Technology to the Minister, Femi Adeluyi, and made available to news men stated the implementation of the National Policy is with immediate effect.

According to reports, the National Policy was developed over a period of two years, due to the need for extensive stakeholders’ engagement and the need to ensure adequate public awareness and sensitisation.

The multi-sectoral stakeholder engagement took into account the report of a 3-month 5G trial that commenced on the 25th of November 2019.

The report critically reviewed and studied the health and security implications of deploying 5G in Nigeria. And according to World health Organisation have confirmed that the deployment of 5G networks leave no adverse health effect and are safe

A number of countries include the United States, United Kingdom, Republic of Korea, South Africa and Lesotho among others have already commenced deployment of the new network.

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